10 Oct 2012

Auckland Story for 10 October 2012 - Dutch Elm Disease

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 3:34 pm on 10 October 2012

Auckland's elm population is under threat once more, after 50 trees succumbed to the fast-spreading Dutch elm disease in the suburb of Whitford. While the disease faded from the headlines since its initial discovery in a central Auckland park in 1989, arborists say it remains a risk to all estimated 17,000 elm trees in Auckland and those throughout New Zealand. Lisa Thompson met up with two men who are helping to try and stop the disease spreading south of the Bombays.